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Demographics of Maldives

The total population of Maldives is 444,259 people. People in Maldives speak the Dhivehi language. The median age is approximately 27.1 years. Life expectancy in Maldives is 77. The female fertility rate in Maldives is 2.2. Around 13% of the population of Maldives are obese. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in Maldives see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.


In Maldives, the population density is 1065 people per square kilometer (2771 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be very densely. The total population of Maldives is 444,259 people. Maldives has approximately 84,230 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in Maldives represent 0.1 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in Maldives represent 24.4 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Read below for statistics of Maldives on median age and gender distribution at various ages.


The median age is approximately 27.1 years. The median age for men is 27.3, while the median age for women is 26.7.


The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.05. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1.04; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 1.04; sex ratio over 64 - 1; total sex ratio - 1.05. Total sex ratio is different from sex ratio estimated at birth. This is due to the fact that some newborns are considered in the sex ratio estimated at birth but pass away within the first weeks of their life and are not included in the total sex ratio.


The majority religion of Maldives is Islam, the followers of which comprise 98.4% of all religious believers in the country. Islam (Arabic: الإسلام‎) is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion articulated by the Quran, a religious text considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God (Allāh), and, for the vast majority of adherents, by the teachings and normative example (called the sunnah, Arabic سنة, composed of accounts called hadith, Arabic حديث) of Muhammad, considered by most of them to be the last prophet of God. An adherent of Islam is called a Muslim. Besides Islam, there are several other religions present within the country. Other religions in Maldives are Hinduism, folk religions.

General development

Maldives is considered to be a developing nation. The developmental stage of a nation is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, economic prosperity, life expectancy, income equality, and quality of life. As a developing nation, Maldives may not be able to offer consistent social services to its citizens. These social services may include things like public education, reliable healthcare, and law enforcement. Citizens of developing nations may have lower life expectancies than citizens of developed nations. In Maldives, 38.93 in every 100 people use internet. Maldives has a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.698. Maldives has an upper medium HDI score. This indicates that the majority of citizens will be able to attain a desirable life, though some citizens will not be able to achieve high living standards. The migration rate in Maldives is -12.68%. In Maldives, 16% of the population lives below the poverty line. The percentage of citizens living below the poverty line in Maldives is fairly high, but is not reason for complete concern with regard to investments. Potential financial backers should look at other economic markers, including GDP, urbanization rate, and strength of currency, before making any decisions regarding investments.


People in Maldives speak the Dhivehi language.